Alice Pomponio Named to American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s National Board of Directors

Massachusetts Woman to Provide Leadership & Guidance to ACS CAN

December 30, 2019

Cambridge, MA - Medway’s Alice L. Pomponio has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate for the American Cancer Society (ACS). As a member of the Board, Ms. Pomponio will provide leadership and guidance for ACS CAN, which supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Her term begins on Jan. 1, 2020.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACS CAN leverages volunteers across the country to educate elected officials on critically important cancer-fighting policies and shape the outcome of local, state and federal legislation that saves lives through support for cancer research, prevention and treatments. 

A dedicated ACS leadership volunteer, Ms. Pomponio is incoming Chair of the ACS Eastern New England Area Board and on the Investment Advisory Council for the American Cancer Society Bright Edge Ventures, a philanthropic impact fund. For the past two years, Ms. Pomponio has chaired ACS CAN’s Annual New England Research Breakfast and led record-breaking fundraising efforts for the event. 

“Alice’s knowledge in mission-critical areas of research, health equity and patient access to care will be of tremendous benefit in guiding our organization forward,” said Lisa Lacasse, president of ACS CAN. “We will benefit greatly from her ongoing commitment and leadership in our fight against cancer.”

Ms. Pomponio is an Advisor at Red Sky Partners LLC and is the founder and managing director of Accendo, an independent social innovation platform aimed at accelerating innovative solutions to patient access, affordability, and adherence through enterprise formation, impact investment, and public-private partnerships. 



About ACS CAN 
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit                       

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